The River Niger (1976)

An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even tougher, and it takes every ounce of Johnny's love and courage for the couple to make it through their strife, finding redemption in the River Niger.

  • Krishna Shah

Release Date: 1976-04-14
themoviedb icon 6.0/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 105
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jo...
Johnny Williams
Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
Mattie Williams
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Louis Gossett...
Dr. Dudley Stanton
Glynn Turman
Glynn Turman
Jeff Williams
Jonelle Allen
Jonelle Allen
Ann Vanderguild
Roger E. Mosley
Roger E. Mosl...
Big Moe Hayes
Teddy Wilson
Teddy Wilson
Shirley Jo Finney
Shirley Jo Fi...
Zakes Mokae
Zakes Mokae
Tony Burton
Tony Burton
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